Category Archives: Health Topics

6 Tips on How to Drink Responsibly

6 Tips on How to Drink Responsibly

Going out tonight? Don’t forget that as a Citizen-Soldier, you are responsible for your safety as well as your buddies. If you are planning a fun night out to blow off some steam, make responsible drinking a priority. Having fun and staying safe is a win-win! Here are six tips to stay safe and in control when …

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ALTERNATIVE/BONUS STEPS FOR SMALL STEPS

ALTERNATE STEPS Unable to complete one of the scheduled activities? Or just want to challenge yourself? Here is a list of alternate/bonus activities that you can complete in place of, or in addition to, the scheduled daily steps/challenges listed on the main Small Steps page: Floss. Floss your teeth for one minute before bed. Dance. Put on …

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CONQUER THE SMALL STEPS TO A HEALTHIER YOU CHALLENGE

Positive change takes time. The key is to start small. Like stupid small. So we’ve designed this challenge. To do away with fear and excuses. And to take baby steps to be just a little better each day. It’s the anti-“resolution” revolution. Will you join us? Welcome to the #smallsteps to a healthier you challenge! Here are …

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Breathe Better, Score Better: How to Breathe for Each APFT Event

Using a breathing pattern while exercising can reduce your risk of injury, improve performance, and burn fat faster. Although each person is different (and you should experiment to figure out which style of breathing is best for you), here are some general rules of thumb for each APFT event: TWO-MINUTE PUSH-UP EVENT Practice the “exhale …

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Goodnight, Smartphone: Power Down Before Bed

IN THIS ARTICLE: Your body runs on an internal clock that controls your sleep cycles. Using electronic devices at bedtime can disrupt those sleep cycles. Disconnect from your phone 30-45 minutes before bed for better rest. Checking email or flipping channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? Sleeping with …

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Infographic: Hand Guide to Portion Control

In a world of whopping portions, cleaning your plate can be a step in the wrong direction. This ‘handy’ guide offers a few ‘rules of thumb’ to measure the serving size of food items, whether in the mess hall or during a night on the town. Sorry about the hand puns. View full Hand Guide …

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